French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), Gil Marsalla, and Directo Productions present PIAF! THE SHOW Starring Anne Carrere Conceived and directed by Gil Marsalla, Wednesday–Friday, April 18–20 at 7:30pm FIAF • Florence Gould Hall; 55 East 59th Street, NYC

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French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), Gil Marsalla, and Directo Productions





Starring Anne Carrere

Conceived and directed by Gil Marsalla


“Anne Carrere can miraculously capture Piaf’s soul and ably revive her spirit…”

—The New York Times


“Anne Carrere’s voice soars!”

—The Guardian


Wednesday–Friday, April 18–20 at 7:30pm

FIAF • Florence Gould Hall; 55 East 59th Street, NYC



New York, NY, March 15, 2018Following its sold-out one-night-only performance at Carnegie Hall last year, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premiere French cultural center, joins forces with Gil Marsalla and Directo Productions to present PIAF! THE SHOW from Wednesday through Friday, April 18–20 at 7:30pm at FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall.


Inspired by the Oscar-winning movie La Vie en Rose, PIAF! THE SHOW is a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse. Conceived and directed by the Nice-based theatrical maverick Gil Marsalla, this special concert stars the internationally acclaimed Anne Carrere, a young French performer hailed as “Edith Piaf’s legitimate musical heiress.”

In two 45-minute acts, the show narrates the rags-to-riches story of the Parisian singer’s career through her unforgettable songs, complemented by a visual tapestry of previously unreleased photographs and images of famous locations of the Edith Piaf era.

PIAF! THE SHOW premiered in 2015 as a tribute to “The sparrow of Montmartre” on the centennial of her birthday. With over half a million tickets sold in more than 30 countries and rave reviews worldwide, this is a rare chance to see the show in the New York!


In French

115 minutes, with intermission



Singer: Anne Carrere

Piano: Philippe Villa

Accordion: Guy Giuliano

Double Bass: Daniel Fabricant

Percussion: Laurent Sarrien


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About Anne Carrere

Anne Carrere made her debut in large-scale musical theatre as the star of PIAF ! THE SHOW. A native of the South of France, she began preparing for a stage career in her early teens, studying voice, acting, and a variety of vocal and dance styles at the renowned art school Salon-de-Provence. She later pursued classical musical training, playing flute and piano. Before seriously pursuing her passion for the traditional French chanson, Anne participated in numerous French talent competitions and TV shows, showcasing her singing and dancing skills in diverse styles including classical, jazz, and Modern Jazz.


About Gil Marsalla

Gil Marsalla (Director and Producer) has been studying music since the age of 14 and had a rewarding career as a musician, music director, conductor, and artistic director. He has been successfully producing musical and theatrical shows and large-scale events for the past 20 years, most recently with his own production company Directo Productions, which he founded in 2001 with the goal of supporting and presenting emerging French artists. Since 2007, he has been touring his productions worldwide and successfully presented his shows to sold-out houses in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Tokyo, Moscow, and many other international locations on five continents. Among his recent producing credits are Formidable Aznavour (2017), Paris, Le Spectacle (2016), and Piaf Symphonic (2018).


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About FIAF

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is New York’s premiere French cultural and language center. FIAF’s mission is to create and offer New Yorkers innovative and unique programs in education and the arts that explore the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures. FIAF seeks to generate new ideas and promote cross cultural dialogue through partnerships and new platforms of expression.



Program Sponsors: Air France and Delta Air Lines, the official airlines of FIAF; Cultural Services  of the French Embassy; Edmond de Rothschild Foundations; Engie; Enoch Foundation; French American Cultural Exchange (FACE); Florence Gould Foundation; Hermès Foundation within framework of the New Settings Program; Howard Gilman Foundation; Institut français; JCDecaux; National Endowment for the Arts; New England Foundation for the Arts; NYC Department of Cultural Affairs; NY State Council on the Arts; Office de Tourisme de Boulogne-Billancourt; Performing Arts Fund NL; and Pommery.
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When: Wednesday–Friday, April 18–20 at 7:30pm
Where: FIAF– Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Park and Madison Avenue)
Admission: FIAF Member Tickets: $45

Non-Member Tickets: $55

Tickets: 800 982 2787 |
Information: 212 355 6160 |
Transportation: 4, 5, 6, N, R and Q to 59th Street & Lexington Avenue
  F to 63rd Street & Lexington Avenue; E to 53rd Street & 5th Avenue


Bus – M1, M2, M3, M4, Q31 to 59th Street; M5 to 58th Street


Twitter: @FIAFNY

Instagram: @FIAFNY

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